My broadcast career began in 1978 after earning a BA in Radio and TV Management from Eastern Washington University where I also started as a running back for the Eagle’s football team. I learned the ins and outs of politics, legislative issues and public affairs while covering state and local governments in Washington, Idaho and Montana as well as the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. I’ve also thrown in lots of adventure travel just to make life more interesting. I’ve has visited more than 25 countries, have sailed thousands of miles in the open ocean and I snow ski. I’ve also climbed Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood and have hiked more than 100 miles through the Swiss Alps. I also have a Master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from The American University in Washington, D.C. I now own Tobby Hatley and Associates, a different and innovative communications company. I was born and raised in Colfax, WA and live with my wife in downtown Spokane.